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Rebecca Adlington

Rebecca Adlington

Rebecca "Becky" Adlington, OBE is a retired English freestyle swimmer. She won two gold medals at the 2008 Olympic Games in the 400 m and 800 m, breaking the 19-year-old world record of Janet Evans in the 800 m final. Adlington was Britain's first Olympic swimming champion since 1988 and the first British swimmer to win two Olympic gold medals since 1908. She won bronze medals in the women's 400 m and 800 m freestyle events in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. With four Olympic medals, Adlington shares the record as Great Britain's most decorated female Olympian with Katherine Grainger. Adlington retired from all competitive swimming on 5 February 2013, at the age of 23. ... more on Wikipedia

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